Friday, July 11, 2014

Mongolia Brief July 10, 2014 Part II



Industrial production index increased by 19.8%
July 10 (Mongolian Economy) The industrial production index increased by 19.8 percent since the end of last year.
In addition, natural losses of adult animals reached 300.8 thousand heads at the national level during the first half of 2014. This number is down 52.9 percent since last year. Of these losses, 17.7 thousand were horses, 27.0 thousand were cows, 913 were camels, 115.0 thousand were sheep, and 140.2 thousand were goats.
In the mining sector, minerals such as molybdenum concentrate, coal, iron ore, crude oil and copper concentrate increased between 0.1 to 57.4 percent. In the manufacturing sector, the production of products including buzz, milk, pure water, knitted goods, wooden doors, flour, macaroni noodles, ice cream, vacuum windows and doors, and sawn wood saw increases as well. 
In terms of transportation, railway carried 29.1 million tons of freight and 172.4 million passengers in the first half of this year. This shows an increase of 52.6 percent for freight and a decrease of 4.9 percent for passengers. Revenue from railway reached MNT 195.9 billion, a 2.7 percent drop. 
2449 disasters and accidents have occurred within the first half of 2014. Due to these incidents, 62 people have died as well as 12272 livestock and animals. Of these accidents, 2155 were construction fires, 104 were forest fires, 96 were madness diseases among animals, 25 were flooding accidents, 17 were earthquakes, and 11 were chemical substance usages. A total of MNT 401.2 million was spent to repair damages.

Winner of Traditional Wrestling Tournament to Be Rewarded with Toyota Land Cruiser 200
July 10 (infomongolia.com) It was previously reported that the Toyota Corporation has been collaborating with Mongolian National Naadam Festival Organizational Committee as an Official Partner and had announced to present a Toyota car.
So on July 09, 2014, the Organizing Committee Secretary Yo.Gerelchuluun and General Manager of East Asia and Oceania Division Toyota Motor Corporation, Hiroaki Awamura reported to journalists that the winner of the State Naadam traditional wrestling competition out of 512 wrestlers will be rewarded with brand new SUV Toyota Land Cruiser 200.
Toyota Corporation has been partnering for the first time with Mongolian Naadam Festival 2014 that dedicated to the 2,223rd Anniversary of the Mongolia's First Statehood, the 808th Anniversary of the Great Mongol Empire and the 93rd Anniversary of the People's Revolution.
Following the statement, Secretary Yo.Gerelchuluun said, “We are aiming to celebrate the National Naadam Festival under Mongol Brand in the world, thus, we need to have an authorized official partner and we glad that authorities of Toyota Corporation agreed to partner with us and providing with a Land Cruiser 200 as a top prize”.
He further added that the SUV will be presented with official ceremony at Chinggis Square at 12:00 pm on July 13, 2014, where the Toyota Company will also introduce its new models.

Special Licenses on Extracting Common Mineral Resources to Be Allocated by Cabinet Decision
July 10 (infomongolia.com) The regular Cabinet meeting was held on July 09, 2014, and one of the issues resolved was releasing a specific regulation on exploration and exploitation of common mineral resources that needed for construction of auto road and railway projects, which considered as important for the country’s socio-economic development.
The authorization for exploration and exploitation of such projects and programs will be allocated by the Cabinet decision and license owners will extract above minerals at its own cost and it’s required to use the common mineral resources only within the area of project and period term.
In the frameworks to accelerate construction works being carried out nationwide, Minister of Roads and Transportation, Minister of Mining and Governors of Capital City and Aimags are obliged to monitor on the implementation of this new regulation.

Winners of 2014 National Naadam Festival's Khyazaalan Horse Racing
July 10 (infomongolia.com) Traditionally, the horse races of Mongolian National Naadam Festival, usually organized in 6-age categories and start annually with Khyazaalan (four-year old) and Shudlen (three-year old) horse racing competitions on July 10th.
Today morning (July 10, 2014), the first race of Khyazaalan took place at the Khui Doloo Khudag valley, where 307 horses left the starting line out of 318 horses registered.
To note, from this year’s Naadam Festival, the 7th category of a 60 km long distance horse racing competition was officially added in the Horse Racing Program, which is considered the longest distance.
The Khyazaalan race for 18 km started at around 09:30 am and a “Kheer” horse came in the first trained by a resident of Dornod Aimag, was rode by jockey B.Dembereldondov. Moreover, Mongolians name the first five horses came in the finishing line as "Airgiin Tav".
"Airgiin Tav" or winners of the first 5 places of Khyazaalan category:
1. “Kheer” Khyazaalan trained by Aimag Famed Trainer Tuvdenjaajid BATZORIG, resident of Tsagaan-Ovoo Sum of Dornod Aimag, rode by jockey Bat-Ochir DEMBERELDONDOV, 12 years old age;
2. “Sartai Khuren” Khyazaalan trained by Aimag Famed Trainer Shoovdor BAYANTBAT, resident of Khurmen Sum, Umnugovi Aimag, jockey Buyankhuu TSENGELBADRAKH, 10;
3. “Zeerd” Khyazaalan trained by Onon BATBILEG, resident of Sergelen Sum, Tuv Aimag, jockey Chogdon BYAMBAJAV, 14;
4. “Sartai Zeerd” Khyazaalan trained by Aimag Famed Trainer Davaakhuu BAYANBAT, resident of Bayantsagaan Sum, Tuv Aimag, jockey Galsansukh SULDBAYAR, 8;
5. “Kheer” Khyazaalan trained by Gonchig ERDENEBILEG, resident of Dariganga Sum, Sukhbaatar Aimag, jockey Gundegmaa OTGONBAYAR, 10.
Mongolian names of horse colors:
Bor - a grey horse
Buural - a roan horse
Khaliun - a buckskin horse
Khaltar - a dark horse with light-colored muzzle and breast
Khalzan - a horse with a blaze on the face
Khar - a black horse
Kheer - a bay horse
Khongor - a red dun horse
Khul - a dun horse
Khuren - a chestnut horse
Saaral - a grullo horse
Sartai - a horse with star marking
Sharga - a palomino horse
Tsagaan - a white horse
Tsavidar - a chestnut horse with white-grey colored mane and tail
Zeerd - a sorrel horse

Mongolia Celebrates Honorary Day for State Flag, July 10th
July 10 (infomongolia.com) On July 10, 2014, the President and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Mongolia, Tsakhia ELBEGDORJ and other officials, resident foreign Ambassadors and visiting high-level guests including Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan and Defense Minister of Qatar have attended the ceremony of the Honorary Day for the State Flag of Mongolia.
At the beginning of ceremony, President Ts.Elbegdorj delivered an opening remark and the military parade dedicated to the Day and National Naadam Festival took place at the Chinggis Square, Ulaanbaatar.
The President issued a decree in 2011, to support people’s effort and initiative to honor the State Flag, which is the symbol of national independence and sovereignty. People of Mongolia have been celebrating the Honorary Day for the State Flag since 2008 annually on the eve of the Naadam Festival.
On the same day, celebrating the 2,223rd Anniversary of the Mongolia’s First Statehood, the 808th Anniversary of the Great Mongol Empire, the 93rd Anniversary of the People’s Revolution and the 2014 National Naadam Festival, President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj, Speaker of the State Great Khural (Parliament) Z.Enkhbold, Prime Minister N.Altankhuyag, Members of Parliament and Government and citizens’ representative laid wreaths to the Statue of D.Sukhbaatar and paid tribute to the Statue of Chinggis Khaan.

Winners of 2014 National Naadam Festival's Shudlen Horse Racing
July 10 (infomongolia.com) The second horse racing competition of Shudlen (three-year old) as part of 2014 National Naadam Festival celebration took place today after the Khyazaalan (four-year old) horse racing category at Khui Doloon Khudag valley in Tuv Aimag on July 10, 2014.
The Shudlen race for about 13 km brought 289 horses, where “Khul” horse came in the first and the first five horses or "Airgiin Tav" are as following.
"Airgiin Tav" or winners of the first 5 places of Shudlen category:
1. “Khul” Shudlen trained by Bat-Ochir TSERENBALTAV, resident of Bayandelger Sum of Sukhbaatar Aimag, rode by jockey Chuluunpurev TUVSHINJARGAL;
2. “Saaral” Shudlen trained by Aimag Famed Trainer Ulziikhutag PUREVBAT, resident of Tuvshruulekh Sum, Arkhangai Aimag, jockey Chogdon BYAMBAJAV, 14 years old age;
3. “Khul” Shudlen trained by Tsevegdorj TUVAAN, resident of Bayanjargal Sum, Tuv Aimag, jockey Nergui MUNKH-ERDENE, 13;
4. “Khongor Khalzan” Shudlen trained by Dashdeleg SUKHBAATAR, resident of Adaatsag Sum, Dundgovi Aimag, jockey Sukhbaatar BATKHUU, 9;
5. “Bor” Shudlen trained by Onon BATBOLD, resident of Sergelen Sum, Tuv Aimag, jockey Batbileg BUYANDELGER, 9.
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